Use & Safety Rules

Rules & Regulations
  • All persons and vehicles enter the facility at their own risk. Augusta assumes no liability for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage while on Landfill property.
  • Safety first! Anyone behaving in an unprofessional or unsafe manner will be asked to leave.
  • If you have or observe an emergency, please notify a Landfill employee immediately.
  • Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. The designated smoking areas are near the Administrative Office building.
  • The use of cell phones is prohibited at all times when customers are on or beyond the scales.
  • All vehicles are subject to random inspection by Landfill personnel.
  • All children, pets, and adults not involved in unloading of refuse shall remain inside the vehicle at all times.
  • Augusta assumes no liability for damage to vehicles resulting from towing or otherwise assisting disabled vehicles.
  • Scavenging and salvaging is prohibited.
  • Landfill users must obey all posted traffic signs and speed limits.
  • Restricted materials shall not be disposed of in any portion of the Landfill. Waste is only accepted in accordance with Augusta’s Waste Acceptance Criteria.
  • Tailgates shall not be unlatched and loads may not be uncovered at the scale area. All vehicle closing, latching, cleaning out, and/or covering and uncovering should be done in the landfill or designated areas only.
  • Vehicles may only dump in areas designated by the Landfill Manager.
  • Landfill customers must stay within five feet of their vehicle.
  • For commercial customers, only the driver may be outside of the vehicle while on the active disposal area of the landfill.
  • Riding on the outside of the vehicle or standing on the rear step is forbidden while on-site.
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are not permitted. Customers with obvious signs of intoxication are not permitted to enter the facility.
  • Carrying, brandishing, or discharging weapons of any type is not permitted.
  • All solid waste shall be transported in vehicles or containers so that the contents will not fall, leak, or spill.
  • All loads shall be covered. Augusta reserves the right to turn away and/or charge any loads that are not properly covered.
  • Customer vehicles should keep a 15-foot distance from landfill heavy equipment.
  • Unauthorized access is not permitted outside of posted operating hours.
  • All commercial vehicles must have an operational backup alarm.
  • All vehicles must come to a full stop before pulling onto the scales.
  • Landfill equipment operators have the right of way on the active disposal area of the working face. All vehicles are to yield to operating machinery and pedestrians.
  • Commercial customers shall wear high-visibility vests and/or clothing while outside of their vehicle.